Definition of Little Bear

1. Noun. A constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star.

Exact synonyms: Ursa Minor
Generic synonyms: Constellation
Terms within: Dipper, Little Dipper
Member holonyms: North Star, Polar Star, Polaris, Pole Star, Polestar

Lexicographical Neighbors of Little Bear

Lithuania Minor
Lithuanian Hound
Lithuanian Hounds
Lithuanian SSR
Lithuanian monetary unit
Litocranius walleri
Little's area
Little's disease
Little Bear (current term)
Little Bighorn
Little Bighorn River
Little Boy
Little Christmas
Little Dipper
Little Dog
Little Englander
Little Horn
Little Joe
Little John
Little League
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Little Missouri
Little Missouri River

Literary usage of Little Bear

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Popular Astronomy: A General Description of the Heavens by Camille Flammarion (1894)
"This is the Little Bear, or the Little Chariot, also formed of seven stars. The star to which our line leads us—that which is at the tip of the tail of the ..."

2. Report by United States Board on Geographic Names, United States Geographic Board (1916)
"Little Bear; Creek, Ts. 3 and 4 S., Rs. 4 and 5 E., tributary to Rear Creek from the south, Gallatin County, Mont. Little Bear; see ..."

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